An unidentified student of one of the institutions in Anambra State has allegedly killed his father and mother and abandoned their corpses in a room.
The incident happened in the Nnewi area of the state.
It was gathered that the corpses of the deceased had already started decomposing when they were discovered by neighbours after a foul smell started oozing out from their room.
Although, no one could ascertain the period the incident took place, the corpses, which were discovered on Thursday, had thrown the community into mourning.
A source in the area told journalists that the student was the only son of the parents.
The source said, “The corpses of the man and his wife were discovered by neighbours after perceiving an offensive smell from the room. They must have been killed by their only son.”
The state police spokesman, Tochukwu Ikenga, who confirmed the incident, said a manhunt has been launched for the suspect.
Ikenga described the incident as an act of man’s inhumanity to man, adding that the corpses were discovered with machete cuts.
“The Commissioner of Police, CP Echeng Echeng, described the discovery of the already decomposing dead bodies in an apartment in Nnewi on 22/9/2022 at about 5:20 pm with machete cuts, as an act of man’s inhumanity to man.
“He has ordered an immediate manhunt of the suspect. He further directs the immediate transfer of the case to the State Criminal investigation department for discreet investigation.
“Meanwhile, the decomposing bodies have been recovered and deposited in the morgue.”